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The Weeds

Once upon a time in ancient China, there was a sage who taught the Tao to three disciples at a…

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The Correct Way to Say “Tao”

Question: Derek, I am currently studying Tao philosophy with my Tai Chi instructor. I noticed he pronounced “Tao” like “dowel” instead…

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Reincarnation and the Tao

Question: Derek, how does the concept of reincarnation fit into the Tao? I would like to understand what you base your…

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The Tao of Giving

Question: Derek, as the holiday season approaches, I find myself facing the fact that I won’t be able to give…

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Lao Tzu’s Funeral

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary Laodan was dead. Chin Shih went to his funeral. He yelled three times and then…

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One-Legged Man

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary Kung Wen Hsien saw Yo Shi and exclaimed: “What kind of person is this? How…

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Carving Up an Ox

Chuang Tzu Translation A cook was butchering an ox for Duke Wen Hui. The places his hand touched, His shoulder…

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Dream Within a Dream

Chuang Tzu Translation and Commentary The one who dreams of drinking wine, In the morning may be crying. The one…

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